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>>> I LOVE their new commercial restaurant section but realize not that many Costco's offer this specialty department.<<<
Can you tell us again which Costco you go to that has this commercial restaurant section? Other than the Business Centers I've never seen this. No mention of it on the website either.
EDIT: Just read your post on another Costco thread and it does appear you mean the Business Center, I assume in Fife (WA). I go to the Lynnwood (WA) one all the time.
These are special stores, not regular Costcos, even though they are open to all Costco members. There are a total of about eight or ten of them, all basically on the West Coast, and the company is not planning on adding any more at the present time. So I don't believe they are adding any new departments to regular Costcos.
Here's a list of Business Center Locations: